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by Terence Powderly


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Plea for Eight Hours" by Terence Powderly.

In "The Plea for Eight Hours," (1890) labor union leader Terence Powderly makes a reasoned argument in favor of reducing the work day for laborers.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Social Change & Revolution as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"How do people create change?"

Ways to support your child: